Thursday, July 23, 2015

Things that Make Me Happy

In my last post, I mentioned that I had a new plan for my planner so I thought I'd report back about how it's going. One of the reasons I love this new planner by Personal-Planner was the ability to create a generic planner so that I could do all the decorating myself. But I found that the lack of a design was actually causing me to go a little crazy with all of my stamps and stickers, so the end result was kind of a mess. After planning out the July 4th weekend with coordinating inks, stamps and stickers, I decided that having a color scheme for the week might make things look a little more cohesive...and I think I was right.

My friend Melissa over at ScrapItUp365 designed an adorable July planner kit of amazing stickers and I put many of them to great use. It was nice to have a bright vibrant color scheme to tie everything together and I think it really helps to calm what I was lovingly referring to as "color chaos"...take a look.





I used a couple of my inks that coordinated and kept it very simple. In the end, I loved the result and think that "color coding" my pages is definitely the way to go. 


In fact, I loved the look so much that I decided to take a stab at making some of my own stickers so that I could keep this look going. Melissa is working on more kits...but I'm pretty sure she doesn't want to design a set each week for me.  Now I am no designer (in fact my stickers were just made in Microsoft Word) but it's pretty easy to turn some simple shapes into cute little planner stickers. And the best part is that I can choose color palettes that match the inks that I use in my planner so that I can coordinate it all. (That was not an easy task, but it's done and I'm 99% happy with the result).  Take a look at last week's layout, using my own 'designs"...




I created a PDF of some of my favorite stickers so I could share them with all of you. Just print them out and cut them up (see if I was a real designer, I'd figure out how to make Silhouette cut files to go with them, lol). To save yourself a step, print them right out on label paper. Enjoy and please, if you share them, I'd love for you to link back to my blog here.

Happy planning.

 

P.S. Although my stickers can be used in any planner, they were designed to fit the A5 Planner from Personal-Planner. The column width is 1.75 inches, which is much wider than the Erin Condren planners...so feel free to cut them to fit.

2 comments:

  1. Making your own stickers? YOU ROCK!

    This planner is absolutely adorable!

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  2. woohoo! so excited for you ;) nice job <3

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